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About the Course

This course is a brief introduction to the elements of music theory for those with little or no music theory experience. We will explore pitch, rhythm, meter, notation, scales, keys, key signatures, meter signatures, triads, seventh chords, and basic harmony. If you listen to music or play music by ear, and you want to know more about how music is organized and notated, this course is for you. By the end of the course, you should know all major and minor keys, how to read and write in treble and bass clef using standard meters and rhythmic values, and how to notate and harmonize a simple melody. This course can serve as a stand-alone basic music theory course, or it can be a springboard to more advanced theory and composition courses. Your instructor is Bruce Taggart, Associate Professor of Music Theory at Michigan State University, in the College of Music, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate music theory since 1996....

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Aug 20, 2020

Course was quite tough , eventually I had given up on this course, but consistency made me learn and I went through rigorous learning in finding the chords and middle C notes. Yes I made it in the end

Oct 12, 2020

Scales up quickly; difficulty peaking at the last lecture. Very demanding, but, in the end, very rewarding. (NOTE: Course material (ie terminology, etc) is culture bound to the US vice UK.)

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By Sarah B

Jun 14, 2020

Great course and the topics are well explained!

By Jessica-Sheay V

Aug 16, 2020

Great stuff, lots of work but very interesting

By nikolas a

Feb 21, 2019

I finish the course. How i get my Certificate?

By Erica B

Aug 13, 2020

Super concise and to the point! Very helpful!

By Souvik S

Jun 28, 2020

Very detailed course, with apt level examples

By Charlotte G

Apr 29, 2020

Just a perfect introduction to music theory.

By Herman J V

May 1, 2018

Very instructional and clear. Great teacher!

By Paul D

Aug 1, 2019

Loved it. Challenging and I learned a lot.

By Adnan A - 5

Oct 18, 2020

It is wonderful course for music learning

By Shana S

May 17, 2020

Challenging, but very well-taught course.

By Mary B

Feb 3, 2017

Love the approach of comprehensive tests.

By Alfonso U M G

Jul 28, 2020

Excelente curso de teoría de la música!!

By Charl H

Apr 22, 2020

I recommend this every student of mine

By Deleted A

Jul 14, 2017

Mr. Taggart is a brilliant Professor


May 22, 2020

It is very helpful and effective.

By Chanissara T

May 10, 2020

good explanation in a concise way

By Ziyi H

Apr 30, 2020

Great course, very informative!!

By Aarón V

Jun 18, 2020

Muy bueno y completo el curso

By 秦羽

Dec 27, 2017

very useful to a half rookie

By Peace A A

Jun 1, 2020

Thank you Bruce Taggart

By antonio p

May 19, 2020

It was really brilliant

By Francisco T O C

Apr 12, 2020

Very clear and dynamic.

By Mercedes T

May 23, 2018

I'm learning so much!!

By Vahidreza M

Oct 10, 2020